HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 c288W
88. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the shortage of cement in Dorset; that at least one contractor in Weymouth received no cement last week; that there is no assurance of supplies in the near future; and what action he is taking to remedy the situation.

Mr. Durbin

Yes, Sir. There is a general shortage of cement due to the restriction of fuel supplies. Supplies, however, will, I hope, increase rapidly in June and meanwhile we are arranging for the distribution as fairly as possible and according to priorities laid down by the Government.